Tuesday, June 28, 2011

1920 Public Library, Franklin, New Hampshire

[LIB2164] The library has been made richer through the gift of the library of Lucretia Carter Sanborn, containing much valuable historical material and books of local interest. The cataloguing of these books is not completed as yet, but will be during 1913.

This interesting collection was begun by Miss Sanborn's father, Nathaniel Herrick Sanborn, who enjoyed marked success as a merchant for 21 years, and was also the leading spirit in the Franklin Savings Bank, and its treasurer from its foundation in 1870 to the time of his death. The Sanbornton History says of him, "He was a lover of the past, well versed in ancestral and local history, and very favorable to the prosecution of this enterprise of the Sanbornton annals." The books and pamphlets so carefully treasured for many years form a valuable nucleus for a library relating to Franklin history. [Read more here]

The Sanborn descendents of Herbert Nathaniel Sanborn, 1899-1981

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